Rio Theatre

505 W. 16th Street,
Merced, CA 95340

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The Rio Theatre was located on W. 16th Street at the corner of Canal Street (L Street). It opened in around 1942 and continued into 1950’s. It screened many Spanish language movies.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on December 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Seems to be no L Street in Merced. It’s K Street, Canal Street and M Street.

Srue could use an address, more info and photos.

ledpenny on April 27, 2018 at 1:26 pm

The old Rio Theater, long ago demolished, was an old theater by the mid 1940s, and for a dime, gave skid row drunks a dark place to snooze. They showed old westerns there. I watched part of a Hopalong Cassidy movie there when I was five. Most of the seats were cracked with age.

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